Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Miscellaneous/Allow filtering of WhatLinksHere to remove links from templates

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Allow filtering of WhatLinksHere to remove links from templates

  • Problem: When using Special:WhatLinksHere, many of the results aren't in the body of the article, and are just from templates (especially navboxes) - this often makes finding results in the content of an article much more difficult than it needs to be.
  • Proposed solution: Special:WhatLinksHere already has (redirect) and (transclusion): add (template link), with a toggle to hide/show results that only link here from links in templates. Ideally, show the results nested in the same way that (redirect) links are - so if a template links to the article, show all articles beneath that.
  • Who would benefit: Editors (and readers) who use Special:WhatLinksHere.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T301648
  • Proposer: --YodinT 19:46, 18 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • @Yodin: Strong support to this proposal. --Pequod76(talk) 21:00, 19 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Pequod76: You need to use the template {{support}} for your !vote to count. If you come back to this page and click the blue [Support] button at the top, that should do it. —  OwenBlacker (Talk) 22:49, 29 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    You do that before the voting phase. The voting phase starts at 29th January. Thingofme (talk) 15:55, 31 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]